Howard D. Silver is an attorney at law licensed to practice in the state of Ohio whose practice is comprised of serving as a neutral arbitrator or mediator in labor arbitration cases in the public and private sectors and serving as an impartial hearing officer in state of Ohio quasi-judicial, administrative law hearings. Mr. Silver is a member of the roster of fact finders and conciliators maintained by the Ohio State Employment Relations Board and is a member of the labor arbitrator panels maintained by the American Arbitration Association and the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service
Mr. Silver earned his law degree from The Ohio State University College of Law in 1976 and earned an undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1973.
Mr. Silver is a sole practitioner with an office in Columbus, Ohio.
Lisa W. Timmons
Arbitrtor/Executive Director, Mediation Tribunal Association
Lisa W. Timmons is an arbitrator, mediator, case evaluator, facilitator, and fact finder of labor, employment, and consumer cases.
Timmons is listed on the arbitration panels of AAA (employment), the Michigan Employment Relations Commission (MERC), Iowa Public Employment Relations Board, NAM (National Mediation and Arbitration), FINRA, CAP-Motors, the American Health Law Association (AHLA), and the Michigan Department of Insurance and Financial Services (DIFS); and mediates EEO cases for the United States Postal Service, §1983 cases for the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, and discovery motions on the general civil and business court dockets in the Sixth Judicial Circuit Court of Michigan. Timmons also provides case evaluation of employment and commercial cases in the Wayne County Circuit Court.
Timmons is the Chair-Elect of the ADR Section of the Michigan State Bar, where she co-chairs its committee on Diversity and Inclusion, a member of PREMi, the Michigan Regional Chair of WIDR (Women in Dispute Resolution), the Academy of Court-Appointed Neutrals (NACAN), and a board member and chairperson of the ADR section of the Wolverine Bar Association (WBA).
Timmons maintains memberships with LERA’s National, Oregon, Houston, New Jersey, and Detroit chapters, the Society of Federal Labor and Employee Relations Professionals, and the Labor Guild of the Archdiocese of Boston.
Timmons earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from Michigan State University, a Master of Arts in Dispute Resolution from Wayne State University, a Juris Doctor from Detroit Mercy Law, and is a Michigan licensed real estate broker. Timmons was named an Up-and-Coming Lawyer in 2021 by Michigan Lawyers Weekly and received the ADR Hero Award in 2022 from the ADR Section of the Michigan State Bar.
Wentz, McInerney, Peifer & Petroff
Attorney and firm shareholder James Petroff has been a Board Certified Specialist in Labor & Employment Law by the Ohio State Bar Association since 2005 and has more than thirty years of national labor union practice experience in all aspects of collective bargaining for a variety of private sector, public sector, federal sector, and Railway Labor Act unions. He concentrates his legal practice on collective bargaining and litigation, including employee benefits cases and class actions in the federal and state courts. He has appeared on the Ohio Superlawyers website with a star credential.
He has frequently served as an author on labor issues including: Chapter Author, Elkouri & Elkouri, How Arbitration Works (Bureau of National Affairs 6th ed. 2003 to present); Contributing Author, The Developing Labor Law (Bureau of National Affairs 2002- present); Senior Editor, The Railway Labor Act (Bureau of National Affairs 2016-present). He has also regularly served as a speaker for the AFL-CIO lawyers’ conferences in the Midwest and at the national level, for the national Teamsters lawyers’ conferences, and for various bar associations, employment law seminars, and union training programs.
He has been admitted to practice in the State of Ohio, and in the federal courts in Ohio and in the District of Columbia, the District of Minnesota, Eastern District of New York, the Southern District of Florida, the District of Nevada, the Western District of Kentucky, the Northern District of Illinois, the Eastern District of Michigan, the District of New Jersey, the Western District of Texas, the Northern District of Texas, the District of Wyoming; and in U.S. Courts of Appeals in the Fifth, Sixth, Eighth, Ninth and District of Columbia Circuits; and in the United States Supreme Court.
He is a graduate of The Ohio State University. He received his law degree from The University of Dayton School of Law in 1989, Magna Cum Laude (with High Honors), and served as an editor on its Law Review. He serves as an officer of a non-profit organization, is active in civic affairs, and has served as the President and Vice President of a professional union. He resides in Bay Village, Ohio, on the west side of Cleveland.